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The National Fair Housing Alliance and Patriot Bank Partner to Expand Mortgage Lending Opportunities...

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The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and Patriot Bank announced a partnership to increase access to residential mortgage loans in Memphis, Tennessee. Patriot Bank is headquartered in Millington, Tennessee, and is one of the ten largest mortgage lenders in the Memphis region.
FEMA

FEMA Offers Free Rebuilding Tips at Local Home Improvement Stores

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Disaster survivors affected by the severe storms and floods from Tropical Storm Imelda, can visit local home improvement stores in Houston, Pasadena and Webster for rebuilding tips from mitigation experts.
NAR

NAR Commends White House Efforts to Spur Housing Construction

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NAR President Vince Malta issued the following statement after the Trump administration on Thursday unveiled its replacement of the Obama-era regulation known as “Waters of the U.S.” At an event in Las Vegas, Environmental Protection Agency
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Existing-Home Sales Climb 3.6% in December

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Existing-home sales grew in December, bouncing back after a slight fall in November, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Although the Midwest saw sales decline, the other three major U.S. regions reported meaningful growth last month

CRL Statement on CFPB’s Plan to Revise Qualified Mortgage Standards

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Eric Stein, Senior Vice President at Self-Help, a community development lender and parent of the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL), released the following statement after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced, in a letter to Members of Congress
SEC

Over $63 Million to Be Returned to Investors in Alleged Real Estate Investment Fraud

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order authorizing the distribution of over $63 million to investors in connection with a previously filed action.  This amount represents the full return of funds
NAHB

Nation’s Home Builders Elect Leadership for 2020

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Members of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) elected four senior officers to top leadership positions within the federation during the association’s International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas
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New App Helps Builders Meet Accessibility Requirements of Fair Housing Act

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today unveiled the Pocket Guide to the Fair Housing Act, a free app designed to help home builders, contractors and designers meet the accessibility requirements of the act.
AGC

CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYMENT INCREASES IN 34 STATES AND D.C. FROM DECEMBER 2018 TO DECEMBER 2019,...

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Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between December 2018 and December 2019, while construction employment increased in 29 states from November
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ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator Dips in November

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Associated Builders and Contractors reported today that its Construction Backlog Indicator fell slightly to 8.8 months in November, a 1.5% decline from October’s reading.
AGC

ADMINISTRATION’S NEW WATERS RULE WILL PROTECT VITAL WATERWAYS WHILE ELIMINATING CONFUSION THAT THREATENED TO...

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Trump Administration's Navigable Waters Protection Rule Will Provide Permitting Clarity For Needed Infrastructure
NIBS

Speaker Lineup Announced for Building Innovation 2020 Conference

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The annual meeting of the National Institute of Building Sciences includes 46 sessions on resilience, building technology and workforce
Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.118 Trillion

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Ginnie Mae announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $54.74 billion in December, providing financing for more than 214,999 homeowners and renters.

Atlanta REALTORS® Releases December 2019 Statistics on Housing Market

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Atlanta REALTORS® Association (ARA), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its December 2019 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metropolitan Atlanta.
FEMA

More Than $2.9 Million Approved to Restore Bald Head Island Beach

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The State of North Carolina and FEMA are announcing an additional $2.9 million to reimburse expenses to restore hurricane- and tropical storm-related beach damage
MBA

MBA Statement on CFPB’s Letter Regarding the Qualified Mortgage Standard

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Statement by MBA President and CEO Bob Broeksmit about the CFPB's letter to senior members of Congress regarding the Bureau's plans for a revised Qualified Mortgage standard
NAHB

Remodelers’ Confidence Increases in Fourth Quarter of 2019

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The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Remodeling Market Index (RMI) posted a reading of 58 in the fourth quarter of 2019, up three points from the previous quarter.
NAHB

Single-Family Starts Will Gain Ground in 2020

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Single-family starts should continue on a gradual, upward trajectory in 2020, fueled by solid job growth and low mortgage rates that will keep demand firm, according to economists speaking at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas today

Civil Rights Leaders Respond to Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Fair Housing, Legacy of...

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Proposal from HUD to Effectively Eliminate Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Weakens Enforcement of Fair Housing Laws, Reinforces Decades of Discriminatory Practices

BLM OFFERS $1,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ABOUT PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR VANDALISM AND THEFT OF...

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The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction and/or civil prosecution of the person(s) responsible for the vandalism and theft of government property stolen from Desert Springs Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) near Hungry Valley, NV

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Wood Investments Companies Purchases Two Retail Centers Totaling 300,000 SF in...

Wood Investments Companies, Inc., a leading California commercial real estate investment and management company specializing in retail, announced today the acquisition